Malcom Roach checks in from Baton Rouge (LA) Madison Preparatory Academy. Roach held offers from Arkansas, Mississippi State, Missouri, Tennessee, Arizona, California and Utah to name a few.
“We got the call today; we have been in touch with Texas the entire season, and they wanted to see my senior film and how I looked,” Malcolm Roach said. “Charlie Strong told me after watching the film he thought I was one of the best players in the state, and that was the offer we were waiting on and playing for him I feel like is going to be a great accomplishment for my family and me.”
Texas Is looking for players to get after the quarterback and that’s exactly what Malcolm Roach brings them.
“My versatility helps me a lot because I play all over the field, I am big, fast, and my technique is a lot better using my hands and getting stronger and faster,” Roach said.
It has been a long process for Roach and his family but today was worth the wait.
“It felt great, and when I talked to coach Charlie Strong today, I felt like it was a blessing for me to commit to the University of Texas and it will be a great four years when I am up there,” Roach said.
Mike Roach is the head coach at Madison Preparatory Academy. As they prepare for another undefeated season he took time to reflect what this decision means for his son and football program.
“Not only for him but the program, three years into this program and he has been the face of the franchise, and it's big for our program being our first division one signee in football,” Mike Roach said. “As a father, Malcolm has been the perfect son and he believes in working hard and good things will happen for you. He has been a true testament of what you would want a son to be like. I am proud as heck he is going to play for Coach Strong, and we were waiting for that call. As a dad, I can’t see the moon before I see Malcolm.”
Coach Roach talked about things you can’t see on film.
“I think the intelligence factor, he is a 3.5 student, and I have been in this job 25 years and he is a student of the game,” Coach Roach said. “He studies film, and he is a football player. The ultimate compliment is people say he is a “Football Player,” that can play five or six different positions on the field. I think he is going to eat himself into a defensive end or a five technique type of a kid. He is only 17 and has room to grow.”
Roach is the 10th player to commit to Texas in the class of 2016. Roach joins Obi Eboh, Peyton Aucoin, Tren’Davian Dickson, Gerald Wilbon, Tope Imade, Shane Buechele, Reggie Hemphill-Mapps, Collin Johnson and DeMarco Boyd.
Roach is the No 5 ranked defensive end prospect in the state of Louisiana and a need position for the Longhorns.